The board of the Standard Celeration Society (SCS) vehemently refuses to be silent about the events occurring around the nation that have occurred since the founding of this country. With this statement we unequivocally affirm that Black Lives Matter.
As an organization, the SCS commits to standard celeration charting in service of racial justice. This means noting racial inequity, especially as it pertains to police brutality, to apply behavior analysis and science in the efforts to reduce harm, increase well-being, and create transformative justice within our communities and in the world. We are committed to creating equitable, safe and caring learning environments for all segments of society. We call upon the SCS membership and other professional organizations within behavior analysis to join us in committed action. We will pursue this with authenticity, kindness, openness, shared vision and, above all, seek meaningful change. We take a stand against systemic and societal racism.
To best serve as accomplices to all underrepresented and marginalized groups, we promise to continuously listen and educate ourselves in matters related to social justice and equity. To current and future members, if this statement is not in alignment with your values, we implore you to seek further education or discontinue your membership in the SCS.
The Board of the Standard Celeration Society
Kerri Milyko, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA – Chairwoman
Kendra Newsome, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA – Secretary
Andrew Bulla, Ph.D., BCBA
Liz Lefebre, MS, BCBA, LBA
Clay Starlin, Ph.D.